ASSIA 2013 will be held at the Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
The Tsukuba Science City（筑波研究学園都市） is located at the center of Tsukuba City, 60 km northeast of Tokyo. Tsukuba Science City has about 60 educational and research organizations such as the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba University of Technology, and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, in 2,700 hectare-city area. (From University website)
The University has 28 college clusters and schools with a total of around 15,000 students (in 2003). The main Tsukuba campus covers an area of 258 hectares (636 acres), making it the largest single campus in Japan. It is famous in the research of physics, economics, physical education and social science. Its Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences is represented on the national Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen “Global 30” Project universities. (From Wikipedia)
The Research Center for Knowledge Communities conducts interdisciplinary research on knowledge community evolved by advanced information networks. Its mission focuses on reseach and development of information technology geared toward the formation, representation, organization, interoperability and evaluation of knowledge and information shared in the communities, as well as social engineering in the communities.